Introduced by James Laver.
London. Seeley Service & Co. Ltd. 1968. First edition. Green cloth-bound hardback backed with a red cloth spine, dust jacket. 96 pages. 27 hors texte colour plates. 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). 0.8kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to jacket, staining to rear jacket caused by rubbing to surface, not price-clipped; previous owner's sticker to front free endpaper.
A charming reference book on the quintessential British tradition of the old school tie. The book illustrates and describes some 750 ties from universities, public schools, armed forces and clubs. There is a useful identification table and the fashion historian James Laver provides a history of the tie. The colour plates have a pleasing graphic quality.